Student Spotlight - Katie Earle
A lifelong conservative, Katie Earle was raised on FOX News and recounts to CBLPI just how dedicated she was to keeping up with news and current events. “My younger brother was forced to wrestle me for the remote in order to switch the channel to ESPN.”
As a student at Middlebury College in Vermont, Katie quickly recognized the bias towards the Left from her faculty, administrators, and student body saying “A majority of the Middlebury College student body leans left, so I work hard to keep myself well informed and voice my point of view in both the school newspaper and when participating in discussions on campus and in the classroom.”
Katie became an outspoken conservative activist on her campus. One of her first activist experiences was organizing a letter writing campaign on Veteran’s Day for active duty soldiers and veterans.
Seeing the need for a larger conservative voice and presence at Middlebury College, Katie took the initiative to organize a campus lecture through the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and recently hosted conservative columnist and host of FOX News Channel’s The Five, Andrea Tantaros.
“Hosting conservative speakers at Middlebury has been the most rewarding responsibility of my role as the President of the Middlebury College Republicans. The predominance of liberal beliefs at Middlebury has, in my opinion, stunted the discussion in my classes. I enjoy hearing debates in the dining halls over conservative speakers who challenged the liberal beliefs of the majority of the student body.”
When asked by CBLPI to identify her favorite conservative woman leader, Katie didn’t miss a beat when talking about Condoleeza Rice. “There is not enough time to enumerate all of Condoleeza Rice’s accomplishments.” Not only was Condoleeza Rice the youngest provost in the history of Stanford University, but she was also the first woman and the first African-American to hold the coveted position. Secretary Rice also impressively held her own as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State.
Katie has this important advice to give to other conservative students: “Do not shy away from debate!” Most conservative students at Middlebury College, and indeed on many other campuses nationwide, hide their conservative beliefs at the behest of a blatantly biased community of faculty and administrators. Speaking out can make all the difference in spurning others to do the same.
Katie, who graduates in May 2012, hopes to one day be a National Security Advisor in the same capacity as Condoleezza Rice served. If her college activism career is any indication, this young lady will fulfill her dreams and more in her lifetime!